The Body in Chinese

After today’s lesson you’ll know the parts of the body in Chinese – some basic medical vocabulary for your language survival kit!  

Listen to the audio and follow the pronunciation, and when you’re ready, practice saying the Chinese words aloud. I hope you don’t need to use it, but you’ll also learn how to say "I’m sick" in Chinese – just in case!

Pronouncing the body in Chinese

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身体

shēntǐ

the body

tuǐ

the leg

shǒu

the hand

jiǎo

the foot

tóu

the head

wèi

the stomach

后背

hòubèi

the back

When describing physical pain, its useful to know a few expressions that might get you some help when you need it!

téng

pain or ache

我头疼。

Wǒ tóuténg。

I have a headache.

我后背疼。

Wǒ hòubèi téng。

I have backache.

我胃疼。

Wǒ wèiténg。

I have a stomachache.

我病了。

Wǒ bìngle

I'm sick

That's it for this lesson...

Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!

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